A jewelry cleaner will clean brass

Often worn jewelry automatically stains or shows unsightly discoloration after a while. These can often be easily removed. However, you should note what material the piece of jewelery is made of.

Clean tarnished jewelry

This is how it works!

After a while, jewelry can tarnish, causing it to lose much of its original shine. Silver in particular can quickly turn black - but this is not to be understood as a sign of inferior quality. Sulphiding is a natural process in which silver reacts with sulfur from the ambient air.

We explain step by step how to clean tarnished jewelry:
Step 1: bring the water and salt to the boil
First, prepare a saline solution by bringing water to a boil in a saucepan and adding a little salt.

The following applies here: there are about three tablespoons of salt for every half liter of water.
Step 2: Put aluminum foil in the saline solution
Take the pot off the stove. Then crush or crumple some aluminum foil and place the small pieces in the heated salt water solution.

Add the silver jewelry, making sure that the aluminum foil touches the silver.
Step 3: let it work for a few minutes
Let the jewelry sit in the pot for a few minutes. The less noble aluminum of the aluminum foil now automatically releases electrons to the saline solution, which are absorbed by the finer noble metal silver.

This dissolves the sulfur compounds that are responsible for the tarnishing of silver.
Step 4: rinse jewelry
Then rinse the jewelry under running water and remove the salt.

Then the silver jewelry is best gently dried and polished with a soft microfiber cloth.
If your silver jewelry has got stains, we recommend cleaning the jewelry with baking soda. Put some baking soda on a sponge and remove the dirt in a circular motion.

Thoroughly clean gold jewelry

Even the highest quality gold jewelry can develop streaks or become dirty over time. We'll show you three methods or home remedies that you can use to clean gold jewelry.

How often gold jewelry needs to be cleaned depends on the alloy of the gold. The higher the gold content - as with a 750 alloy - the longer your piece of jewelery shines like new.
  • Washing-up liquid: The detergent from the kitchen can also help with cleaning jewelry. Mixed with lukewarm water it becomes a gentle bath for your jewelry. Let it soak briefly and then clean it with a soft cloth.
  • Denture cleaner: The tablets for cleaning teeth are often used elsewhere - also for cleaning gold jewelry! Simply dissolve a tablet in water in a small bowl and place the jewelry inside.
  • Cleaning wipes: For quick cleaning in between, we recommend special jewelery cleaning cloths, which you can obtain from your jeweler.

Easy to clean stainless steel jewelry

Stainless steel is a very robust material and therefore does not require any special cleaning agents. It is best to use soapy water and a clean microfiber cloth.

Home remedies such as toothpaste and toothbrushes are also often recommended for cleaning jewelry. However, this method is controversial. This is because small grains can attack and damage the surface when rubbed with the brush. The safe variant are soft cleaning cloths made of microfiber or cotton. Jewelry made from pure precious metals can also be cleaned in an ultrasonic bath.

Carefully clean pearl jewelry

If you want to clean your high quality pearl jewelry, caution is required. Stay away from detergents and chemical cleaners! They attack the fine surface of the material. To clean pearl necklaces and the like, just use water and a clean cloth. Then gently polish the pearls with a velvet cloth. The same applies to cleaning jewelry with precious stones. These should also be cleaned carefully and only with clear water.